University of Colorado Colorado Springs

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$6,624

3.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,248

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

6.93%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

92.9%

9,695 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

12,559

66.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.6%

523 Graduates

About

University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a higher education institution located in El Paso County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were General Business Administration & Management (356 degrees awarded), General Communication (156 degrees), and Registered Nursing (150 degrees).

In 2016, 2,278 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Colorado Colorado Springs. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,579 degrees), 5.81 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (272 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $6,624, which is $-13,536 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $6,624, which is $-13,536 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,248.

In 2016, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$6,624

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was $6,624. The cost of tuition at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is $-13,536 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,248

2016 Value

8.19%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Colorado Colorado Springs had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,248. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Colorado Colorado Springs grew by 8.19%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,150

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was of $10,150 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board did not change between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 8.89% with respect to 2015, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

6.93%

2015 Default Rate

179

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 6.93%, which represents 179 out of the 2584 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of Colorado Colorado Springs received 9,695 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 16.9% annual growth. Out of those 9,695 applicants, 9,003 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.9% acceptance rate.

There were 12,559 students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016, and 16% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has an overall enrollment yield of 23.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

9,003

Accepted Out of 9,695

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 92.9% (9,003 admissions from 9,695 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 92.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 16.9%, while admissions grew by 17.9%.

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SAT Scores

16%

Submission Percentage

342

Scores Submitted

16% of enrolled first-time students at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has a total enrollment of 12,559 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 8,353 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,206. This means that 66.5% of students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 65.2% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 6.83% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.14% Asian, 0.366% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (32.8%), followed by White Female (32%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.32%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (40.9%), followed by White Male (24.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.42%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,559 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 8,353 and the part-time enrollment is 4,206. This means that 66.5% of students enrolled at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

69%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was 69%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,183

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,012

  3. Two or More Races

    858

The enrolled student population at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is 65.2% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, 6.83% Two or More Races, 3.78% Black or African American, 3.14% Asian, 0.366% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.263% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 306 students (2.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 250 more women than men received degrees from University of Colorado Colorado Springs. The majority of degree recipients at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are white (1,579 degrees awarded). There were 5.81 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (272 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is General Business Administration & Management (356 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (156 degrees) and Registered Nursing (150 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (75 degrees awarded), Communications (169 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (478,198 people), Miscellaneous managers (421,734 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (379,192 people), Postsecondary teachers (233,058 people), and Marketing & sales managers (177,038 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are History (75 degrees awarded), Communications (169 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Social Sciences (206 degrees), and English (63 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are History (75 degrees awarded), Communications (169 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Social Sciences (206 degrees), and English (63 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Elementary & secondary schools (696,586 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (518,634 people), Legal services (400,555 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (248,277 people), and Computer Systems Design (240,714 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are History (75 degrees awarded), Communications (169 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (22 degrees), Social Sciences (206 degrees), and English (63 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Most Common

  1. 356 degrees awarded

  2. 156 degrees awarded

  3. 150 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was General Business Administration & Management with 356 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,014

  2. 1,264

In 2016, 1,014 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,264).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 261 degrees were awarded to men at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.51 times more than the 173 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 179 degrees were awarded to women at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Registered Nursing, which is 11.9 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

27%

100% Completion Time

47%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 27% of students graduating from University of Colorado Colorado Springs completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 47% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.91% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,579 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    272 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    115 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white (1,579 degrees awarded). There were 5.81 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (272 degrees).

3.56% of degree recipients (81 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    889 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    690 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Colorado Colorado Springs is white female (889 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (690 degrees).

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Operations

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $498k (N/A%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $84.4M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

University of Colorado Colorado Springs employs 165 Instructors, 79 Professors, and 77 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are Female Instructors (106), Male Instructors(59), and Male Professors (57).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 189 employees, Service, with 124 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2015 Endowment

0%

growth from 2014

University of Colorado Colorado Springs has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Colorado Colorado Springs stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.32M - Federal

  2. $11.2M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Colorado Colorado Springs received $6.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.2M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$84.4M

Salary Expenditure

$174M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Colorado Colorado Springs had a total expenditure of $174M. Of that $174M, they spent $84.4M on salaries and $174M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of Colorado Colorado Springs as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$84.4M

2015 Salaries

10%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Colorado Colorado Springs paid a median of $84.4M in salaries, which represents 48.5% of their overall expenditure ($174M) and a 10% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.6% growth from 2013 and a 7.37% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$28.6M

Instructional Salaries

406

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Colorado Colorado Springs paid a total of $28.6M to 406 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

165 Employees

Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

189 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were Instructor with 165 employees; Professor with 79 employees; and Professor with 77 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 189 employees; Service with 124 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 88 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. Male Professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Colorado Colorado Springs was Female Instructor with 106 employees, Male Instructor with 59 employees, and Male Professor with 57 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

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